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City College students work Comic Con 2017

July 24, 2017

For some City College students; attending Comic-Con International: 2017 – was merely a job. “There are so many people here,” said Andrew Ruthenberg, a re...

“S-Town” fails to live up to the promise of its predecessor

Thomas Chesy

April 11, 2017

From the creators of the hit podcast, “Serial,” a new seven-chapter series aiming to revolutionize the form has arrived. Unfortunately, “S-Town” misses the mark considerably. Admittedly, this opinion of “S-Town” is in the minority. The podcast has a four-and-a-half-star rating on iTunes and has been praised almost universally by critics. “S-Town” has not, howe...

Anticipation building for new Kendrick Lamar album

Esai Melendez

April 11, 2017

For about two weeks now, Lamar has been hinting to his fans that a new album is on the way thanks to a promotional track he released on March 23 titled, “The Heart Part 4.” In the last line of the track, Lamar raps, “Y’all got till April the 7th to get y’all s--- together,” which stirred up a lot of talk about April 7 being the album’s release date. Exactly a wee...

Jazz 88’s first ever Blues Club Caravan

James Call

April 11, 2017

Jazz 88, City College’s own award winning Jazz radio station, is hosting its first ever Blues Club Caravan, April 18 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The station has hired buses to take Blues lovers to several clubs around town. Patrons have the option of staying all night at whichever particular club they wish to, or hop on the buses, which stop at each club every 15 minutes and ...

13 Reason Why deeply explores teen suicide

Nanitzia Elizabeth Comparan Cuadras

April 11, 2017

Spoiler alert “High school”: hearing these two simple words can flash you back to four years of rumors, drama, hormones and hard times where you were likely a target at least once. “13 Reasons Why” is a Netflix original series released on March 31, 2017, directed by Tom McCarthy and produced by singer/actress Selena Gomez. The series focuses on Hannah Baker, pla...

Grammys, schmammys

Andrea Morin

December 10, 2016

Grammy award nominations came out Dec. 6 and the list of nominees is less than impressive. Over the years the Grammys have lost sparkle. The once sought-after award has become a shadow of its former self. It used to be that it was an honor to be the recipient of a Grammy award — even just be nominated. It was high praise and recognition from the Recording Academy. Now,...

Beasts are fantastic in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

James Stevenson Jr.

December 10, 2016

Here we are once again, entering the world of Magic, Witches, Wizards and Ghouls, the world of Harry Potter. It seems like it's been an eternity since Ron and Hermione helped Harry to defeat Lord Voldemort on the campus of Hogwarts. Now we return after a five-year hiatus thanks to Warner Bros., only this time we are entering foreign territory as our journey occurs nearly...

Meet The Lulls

Ricardo Soltero

October 24, 2016

In the midst of their first national tour, local San Diego band The Lulls dropped their debut record “Island of Daughters” after a string of explosive singles. A relatively new band, The Lulls came to be after the dissolution of Ed Ghost Trucker following the departure of singer and keyboardist Michaela Wilson roughly one year ago. “The Lulls are three of ...

Empowering film shows that size, in fact, matters

Ethan Van Thillo, founder of the Media Arts Center, with the cast and director of “El Tamaño Sí Importa” at the opening night of the Éxito del Cine Film Festival.

By Ricardo Soltero

August 29, 2016

NATIONAL CITY -- The romantic comedy “El Tamaño Sí Importa” starring Ximena Ayala, Vadhir Derbez and Eugenio Derbez made a huge splash during it...

Spooky Cigarette unleashes debut record

Local Band Spooky Cigarette releases its nee album  As Loud As I Can.  Official album cover.

Ricardo Soltero

June 12, 2016

San Diego band Spooky Cigarette has unleashed its debut extended play “ As Loud As I Can” digitally and on cassette via local label Bleeding Go...

City College artists, including Bruce Underhill, are getting ready for the upcoming talent show

Battle of students in talent show May 14

May 9, 2016

City College will host its own “America’s Got Talent” on May 14 for this year's talent show. Every year coordinator Tandy Ward has a the...

‘Great Showman’ Prince dies at 57

Cover from Prince's iconic 1984 album.

Mike Madriaga

April 21, 2016

“A great showman” and an artist who “reinvented himself in each decade.” That’s how City College’s artistic community described Prince,...

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